Polly Toynbee and David Walker have travelled around Great Britain gathering the voices of the people who make up the state: nurses and patients, teachers and parents, policemen and civilians. This book is your chance to hear their side of the story. The story they tell is one of dismemberment across our nation state: a fragmented NHS, a reduced police force, divided schools and a vulnerable military. In Dismembered, it becomes clear that this attack on the state is an attack on each and every one of us, because our peace and productivity as a country depend upon a strong public sector. Polly and David lay bare the deliberate dismantling of the state and its consequences in an urgent and compelling polemic.